While speaking backstage at the Emmy Awards after nabbing two awards for Atlanta, Donald Glover slipped in a tiny announcement that his collaborative project with Chance the Rapper “probably will” happen. Now, Chance the Rapper has the rumor mill churning again after sharing that the pair actually has some material recorded.
Chance took part in Pitchfork's “In Sight Out” discussion series at Chicago's Museum Contemporary Art on Monday night (March 5), which saw Chance touch on activism, politics and acting. But course, the rapper couldn't dodge questions about music, given that the rapper himself hasn't released any new material since debuting the Daniel Caesar-assisted “First World Problems” last September, and since the demand for his joint mixtape with Childish Gambino is at an all-time high.
When journalist Adrienne Samuels asked about the status the collaborative project, Chance admitted he and Gambino took pleasure in entertaining the rumor before they ever decided to record songs. “We perpetuated that rumor for a long time without recording anything,” he said. “We did link up in Atlanta and record some tracks and… they’re amazing.”
Samuels also tried to coax Chance to reveal details about working on new music with Kanye West but Chance remained tight-lipped on that one.
While there's no release date set for the Chance-Gambino project, fans can expect new music from Gambino, who announced his North American arena tour with Rae Sremmurd on Monday.
Check out the highlights from Chance the Rapper's discussion below.